Though it's difficult to actually capture the true nature of the man they call Prince, Strand appears to most as a superbly calm, unflappable man. He is prone to slow deliberate maneuverings, and uneasy when events begin to progress too swiftly. His recent association with the butcher Dzerzhinsky shows a marked change in this attitude. This acknowledging of his own weakness and support of Dzerzhinsky may lead him to make New Dresden one of the most stable kindred vistas yet.